Library Notes, by Christy Fontana

Library programs planned for September

Current Events Coffee Hour It’s New! Join in for a lively discussion of current events and a mid-morning cup of coffee. This group will begin Monday, Sept. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group will meet on a weekly basis and will cover current events from local issues to world ...

Come to the Fair Aug. 8-11 at 110-year-old library

“Happy birthday, Saranac Lake Free Library!” is the theme for the 2017 edition of Come to the Fair. This year the event theme will celebrate the 110 years of the library which was founded in 1907. The fair will offer hundreds of gently used hardcover and paperback books for sale — for ...

Children’s Summer Reading Program begins July 12

The 2017 Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program will meet three Wednesday mornings, from 10 a.m. until noon, July 12, 19 and 26. The theme, “Build a Better World,” will feature many delightful stories, projects and activities for the free series. Leaders of the three groups-preschool, ...

Membership Campaign celebrates 110th year of library

“A library outranks any other thing a community can do for the benefit of its people.” This quote by Andrew Carnegie opens the 2017 Membership Letter. Brian C. O’Connor, President of the Board of Trustees, continues in the letter, “In 1907, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie gave $10,000 ...

Quilt winner has ties to Saranac Lake and the library

Lisa Styles of Ashfield, Massachusetts, the quilt winner, has a strong connection to Saranac Lake and the Saranac Lake Free Library. Lisa is married to Larry Parnass, son of the late Barbara and Henry Parnass, Saranac Lake residents for many years. Both Barbara and Henry served terms on the ...

Winter Carnival Book Sale today and Saturday

The 28th annual Winter Carnival Book Sale continues today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the library, 109 Main Street. Find hundreds of hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and games. A large section of ...

Winter Carnival Book Sale Feb. 9 to 11

The 28th annual Winter Book Sale will take place Thursday, Feb. 9, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Warm up between Winter Carnival events and browse through ...

Library thanks community for support

We couldn’t do it without you! The library board and staff thank everyone in the community for making 2016 a wonderful year at the Saranac Lake Free Library. We deeply appreciate help provided by our upstairs, Adirondack Research Room and yard/garden volunteers, and those who give time to ...

Fall programs at the library

Library Luncheon Series These free programs are offered at noon every other Thursday in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room. Everyone is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy homemade desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee. On Dec. 1, Holly Wolff, president of ...